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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

5901 South Hwy. 163, Columbia, MO 65203
573-449-7402
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Owner description: Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment – and... more » Owner description: Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment – and lets them peek into Missouri’s underworld. The park contains some of the most popular hiking trails in the state and also offers solitude while hiking in the Gans Creek Wild Area. Visitors can also see a large cave system with its rock bridge, sinkholes, a spring and underground stream at the Devil's Icebox. You can explore Connor's Cave in the light of the opening for a taste of the underground world. « less
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Of the several choices of trails, we (including an 11 and 13 year-old) hiked the Devils Icebox Trail. Even though it is only 1/2 mile, we spent over an hour doing it because we enjoyed ourselves so much. True beauty including walking under a natural rock bridge and later descending the easy stairs toward the cave entrance. It was 100... More

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Shelburn, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Temperature was in the 90s with a lot of humidity when we visited. A trip to the Devil's Icebox was just the remedy we needed. Fairly easy hike on a boardwalk to get to the top of the Devil's Icebox. The air gets much cooler and less humid as you descend the stairs. We were able to explore Connor's Cave... More

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our hike to Rock Bridge and Devil's Icebox. My husband and I took our 2 and 6 year old daughters and the terrain was perfect for their ages. Beautiful!

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mesa, az usa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This state park has much to offer (as do all of MO's 50+ state parks). There are trails for every skill set, great place to trail run, trails connect so distance can be a quick 2 mile run to a long distance trail run and the scenery is amazing. After the run you can cool off in Conor's Cave (same... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

we were on our way from st.louis to kansas. and stoped by in jefferson and then to columbia. this is such a nice place to hang out. the kids would love it. the park is so big. we didnt spend much time in the park but went to the devil'd icebox cave. that place is so so so goood. i... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
81 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I spent a few hours hiking in the park with my young son and we had a lot of fun. To help keep my son engaged and entertained during our hike, I found an interesting iPhone app called "Git Your Goat." It lets you create a lot of goats along the trail and when you reach the spot with a... More

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STL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Kiddos loved it. Catching minnows and frogs in the creek, climbing on the paths just off of the wooden path. Wish we would've brought headlamps for the Connors cave though.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had been told about the Rock Bridge by some friends. So we thought what a great place to break up the trip and stretch our legs. My GPS took me to the main entrance of the park, that is not the quickest way to the Rock Bridge, go past the main entrance south a mile or so and you... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took our young boys 4 and 6 to the park. They loved walking in the creek and caves. It's a great place to spend the day and bring a picnic lunch. The trails are marked well. Overall a great day something for everyone in the family.

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Moberly, Missouri
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The park isn't too far from town and the hike to the rock bridge is a delightful one. The kids loves stepping through the rocks over the water to get to the inside of the cave. Some of the pathways were destroyed when some rocks fell on them but they seem to be slowly replacing them.

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